NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte has achieved a top spot on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 14th year and its highest ranking in more than a decade. The annual survey is the national benchmark that rates employers who consistently raise the bar on talent initiatives and corporate culture improvement for all employees.
"This recognition by FORTUNE is tremendously gratifying because our most important asset -- our people -- determine if we make the list or not," said Jennifer Steinmann, chief talent officer, Deloitte LLP. "Making the list once is an achievement but 14 times speaks to our culture. As the talent landscape continues to evolve, this is a testament to Deloitte's commitment and ability to stay ahead of the curve and foster an environment where leaders thrive."
Deloitte is investing in its people through many workplace innovations and initiatives including:
- Deloitte University (DU), a 712,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art leadership center. DU completed its first year of operation in October 2012. During this time, nearly one million of Deloitte's four million learning hours occurred on-site for nearly 30,000 Deloitte professionals.
- A flexibility initiative that focuses on work-life fit and recognizes that our peoples' lives outside of work inform and enhance business performance.
- Tax equalization benefits in connection with taxes on healthcare benefits for domestic partner coverage, as a reinforcement of Deloitte's commitment to an inclusive culture.
Deloitte's Talent initiatives have received wide recognition this past year including ranking No. 1 on Accounting Today's 2012 "Top 100 Firms," No. 3 on G.I. Jobs 2013 "Top 10 Best Military Friendly Employers," and No. 5 on Universum's 2012 "World's Top 50 Most Attractive Business Employers." Additionally Deloitte achieved top ten spots on Diversity Inc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" and Working Mother's 2012 "Best Companies for Working Mothers" rankings.
To select the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.
About Deloitte's Talent Strategy
As one of the nation's largest professional services organizations, our ability to attract, develop and deploy high-performing talent is critical to delivering superior performance and serving our clients with distinction.
Our aim is to offer challenging work to our people, enhance their careers and fuel our business growth by fostering an environment where leaders thrive. This is a meaningful part of the Deloitte culture, and a value understood, shared, and recognized by our clients and our professionals. Please visit us at www.facebook.com/deloitteuniversity and follow us at @LifeAtDeloitte. For more information on Deloitte's award-winning Talent initiatives, please visit deloitte.com/us.
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